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Govt to treat all injured for free across Sindh: cabinet approves bill

KARACHI: The Sindh cabinet on Monday approved the ‘Injured Persons Treatment Bill’ and announced that the government would bear all the costs for treatment of injured people across the province. “The provincial government will bear the cost regardless of the status of the hospital – whether public or private – or nature of the injury – whether in an accident, calamity or any other incident,” the cabinet was apprised in the meeting presided over by Provincial Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah at New Secretariat in Karachi.…

CM Punjab directs to ensure law, order on new year’s eve

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has directed the authorities concerned to take best security arrangements to maintain law and order situation in the province in the wake of new year celebrations. While issuing directions to the Provincial Cabinet Committee on Law and Order, he said implementation of law should be ensured at every cost and indiscriminate action should be taken against the elements engaged in aerial firing. The chief minister said that senior police officers should remain in the field.…

Wanted in India, Zakir Naik says he has not broken any law

KANGAR: Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, wanted in his home country of India, said he has not broken any Indian law and was being targeted by the “enemies of Islam,” in a rare public speech in Malaysia where he has sought refuge. Naik, 53, is facing charges of money laundering and hate speech in India, where authorities last year accused him of “promoting enmity and hatred between different religious groups in India through public speeches and lectures”. The preacher has been living in Malaysia, where he has permanent…

Posting of junior officers at key posts not against law: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Ali Muhammad Khan has said posting of junior officers at key posts, including Secretary to the Prime Minister, were not against the law. Replying to a point of public importance, raised by Senator Moula Bux Chandio in the Senate regarding posting of junior officers at the key positions and frequent shuffling in the federal bureaucracy, he said it was not true that Azam Khan’s appointment as Secretary to the Prime Minister has been against the law and rules. He had…